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West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) will have nightly closures of Runway 5/23 starting July 25 through November 18, 2022.

The closures are necessary for Phase 3 of CRW’s Runway 5-23 rehabilitation project, mandated and funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This comprehensive upgrade will provide a 2-inch asphalt overlay of the entire runway, including rehabilitation of the runway lighting system, the installation of energy-efficient LED runway edge lights, electrical conductors, and runway exit sign modifications.

Much of the work will be done overnight into the early morning hours to align the construction with the Airport’s commercial air traffic schedules. Below is a look at scheduled runway closures:

  • Nightly closures begin July 25 through November 18. The runway will close at 11:00 PM and reopen at 6:00 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Commercial air traffic will not be impacted.
  • Runway 5/23 will be closed from Monday, September 12th at 8:00 AM until Thursday, September 15th, when it will reopen at 8:00 AM.

“The runway is at a point where it hasn’t been rehabbed since 2003,” said Airport Director and CEO Nick Keller. “The repairs are necessary to ensure CRW is set up for success as we continue to grow into the future.”

This is the final phase of CRW’s three-year Runway Rehabilitation Project, which was funded by an Airport Improvement Program grant. West Virginia Paving, Inc. was awarded the prime contract, and Airport Design Consultants Inc will provide construction management and inspection services. The airlines that service CRW were notified in advance of the closures.